Don't Expect To Be Spoon Fed

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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There are some great Realtors ® who mentor even though they learned on their own... the sink or swim way.

They learned by going to EVERY class, course, read everything related to RE,  listened to speakers, seasoned agents and CE instructors!

  They drank from the fire hose of knowledge. 

I remember going out on a dare for my first listing. My then manager just shook his head. I thought I did something wrong even though I got the listing. He just hadn't seen a listing taken the Rome way. 

I was fearless and that was a good thing. 

 

When I hear less successful  agents say.."no one showed or told me that." 

I cringe a bit. This is a self motivated business. Don't expect to be spoon fed but do appreciate when someone takes time to share their wisdom.

 

If you find someone who you like and respect and someone who is kind and generous to take the time to mentor you or just share their wisdom...you are very lucky.

Pay it forward with others.

We can learn every day from brand new agents...when they try something new, a new approach and a new success.  

We all teach each other, including seasoned professionals.

It is what makes this business better for buyers and sellers.

We learn from our own team members, we learn from other agents, we learn from other professionals and we learn from our own buyers and sellers...but don't expect to be spoon fed. 

Learning real estate is a building block that takes time, dedication and many kinds of transactions and experiences.

Who have you learned from lately?

 

Do you have a real estate question about a home?

Call Margaret Rome

 

 

Margaret Rome

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Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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When I started in real estate there were no mentors - it was all trial and error. So I read everything I could get my hands on. I was always amazed, when I tried to share anything I'd learned, that the others in the office simply weren't interested.

Jan 28, 2018 11:15 AM #27
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Ididn't have a mentor when I first started real estate in Alexandria, VA.  I will be mentoring a new agent soon as she gets her license. She takes her exam next month. I also have two more women taking the RE Course and will be mentoring them as well.

Jan 28, 2018 11:34 AM #28
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
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Hi Margaret - your post reminds me of a saying an old cowboy used to say years ago. Falling off ain't nothing till you hit the ground. The agents that get back up on the horse time after time and listen to their mentors (which goes on for years and years cause things are always changing) will win the rodeo! Now where that came from today I have no idea! I must have been inspired by my old cowboy mentor from years ago! Get back up on that horse no matter what boys and girls!

Jan 28, 2018 11:50 AM #29
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Tammy Lankford,
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I just love you Margaret.  Yesterday in Atlanta when a bunch of AR peeps gathered we were all discussing a call from you on my end of the table.  

You know I feel like as a broker who loves fresh new hires that I am paying forward the wonderful mentoring my former broker did. Yet I also am willing to learn from them as well.  I think sometimes those fresh, fearless, eager agents have so much to teach even if they don't realize it.  And you've made me realize I need to write some notes to some I've learned a lot from to thank them.

Jan 28, 2018 12:52 PM #30
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Margaret - this is a business like many others that require you to jump, do it,  and seek out a mentor.  If you want to constantly be shown what to do get a job.

Jan 28, 2018 01:25 PM #31
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB Now this would make a wonderful post! 

Falling off ain't nothing till you hit the ground....Get back up on that horse no matter what boys and girls!" 

This comment gets a gold star! gold star

Jan 28, 2018 06:50 PM #32
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Tammy Lankford, I would have loved to been with you for that meetup. Will go check and hope you have blogged about it.

When we mentor/teach, we learn also. Love your comment and you.

Jan 28, 2018 06:53 PM #33
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Grant Schneider Love it! If you want to be constantly shown what to do...GO GET A JOB!

Jan 28, 2018 06:59 PM #34
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I haven't yet Margaret.  I've got back to my office and have been running like mad ever since.  One offer in neogitations and a counter out on my listing.  Nothing like going out of town to get really busy.  

Jan 28, 2018 07:07 PM #35
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Congratulations on your flurry of success. Hope it continues through out all of 2018 Tammy Lankford, 

Jan 28, 2018 07:22 PM #36
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Knowledge is a gift, learned or innate to be shared. That's why philosophers from thousands of years ago are still quoted today.

Excellent post, my dear and you pass your knowledge on constantly! 

Jan 28, 2018 08:06 PM #37
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Kat Palmiotti
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Excellent thoughts.

I did not have a mentor, but I reached out through various sources (often through ActiveRain) to find the information I needed. New agents need to assume they will not be spoon-fed, because many will not be.

 

Jan 29, 2018 03:08 AM #38
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate What a perfect comment. Knowledge is a gift to be shared. Love the way you  think!

Jan 29, 2018 03:15 AM #39
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Kat Palmiotti You were not spoon-fed but you nourished yourself and have thrived!

Jan 29, 2018 03:17 AM #40
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I love this post, Margaret! Newbies who expect to be spoon-fed do not make it. The ones who do SEEK mentorship and finding a great mentor is also a wonderful blessing.

Motivation & mentorship - the double-sided coin!

Jan 29, 2018 10:17 AM #41
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Motivation and mentorship  go hand in hand  for achieving success in Real Estate!

Jan 29, 2018 02:22 PM #42
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Great post. Those that want to succeed have to seek a mentorship. Thank you for sharing. 

Jan 29, 2018 04:40 PM #43
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Thanks for stopping by Corey Martin 

Jan 29, 2018 04:44 PM #44
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John Wiley
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Margaret, what wisdom you shared.

If we look at history, we will see so many people who have contributed to the world's betterment were indeed not spoon fed, they took off on their own and followed their dreams.

Thanks

Jan 30, 2018 07:10 AM #45
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John Wiley What a great comment and it would make a good blog post! Thank you!

Jan 30, 2018 09:28 AM #46
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